Moral Values and Equality Marriage has been traditionally defined as between a man and a women in many social, political, and religious views throughout history. Although it is a tradition, traditions throughout history have not always been morally correct. For example, many people claimed that slavery was traditional, so it was necessary to keep this tradition. However, it was very morally incorrect and many people today frown upon it because it is no longer part of our culture and society. Morally incorrect instances have been displayed many times throughout America’s history, although the America culture and society claims to protect the moral values of individuals. Since the beginning of our founding fathers, the United States claims to be built upon equality, freedom, and the rights for all its people, yet the banning of gay marriage contradicts all that were mentioned.
The American society has been prone to be fearful of change and instead preserve its traditions that sometimes discriminate the moral values of others, especially minorities. I believe that America’s laws should be created to preserve the rights, freedom, and safety to others; laws that support gay marriage goes above these guidelines. It does not interfere with safety, and it gives gay couples the benefit of rights and freedom. If same-sex marriage is banned, it will contradict the American policy of moral values and equality of individuals and discriminate against a minority group.
Scientifically speaking, it is most likely that most individuals that belong to lgb are born that way. The causes can be environmental (in the womb), biological, and in genes or epigenes. Also, it is common sense that an individual will not want to be part of a group that is discriminated against and does not have as much of a privilege than straight individuals. Additionally, gay couples have been proven to be just as good or even better parents than straight couples. A child does not need a mother and a father to be raised correctly. In the big picture, gay couples are helping children who are in orphanages and foster homes by adoption. Furthermore, gay couples are benefiting the economy. The government revenue from marriage comes from marriage licenses, higher income taxes in some circumstances, and decreases in costs for state benefit programs. In New York, gay marriage had contributed $259 million to the city's economy since the practice became legal there in July 2011.